The Silk Roads: A New History of the World: Sapiens

Autor Professor Peter Frankopan
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – iun 2016
'Spellbinding ... a pitch-perfect treasure' LoveReading4KidsSet your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world.Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian, explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart - the journey along the Silk Roads.From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads illustrated edition moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan's magnificent brand new text based on his literary triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.'An extraordinarily vivid book on an often-neglected corner of history' Inis Reading Guide 'Not just children, but people of any age will find this book an absorbing read' New York Journal of Books 'Peter Frankopan's text is pitched at exactly the right level for children to read and for adults to share with them. The illustrations of Neil Packer are completely captivating . this is a perfect marriage and a book to treasure'Armadillo magazine 'Studded with stylish, evocative illustrations from Neil Packer . this is an ambitious account that nevertheless tackles big themes in a friendly, accessible way'History Revealed magazine
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ISBN-13: 9781408839997
ISBN-10: 1408839997
Pagini: 656
Ilustrații: 2 x 8pp colour plates
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 45 mm
Greutate: 0.47 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


A Book of the Week for The Times; a Book of the Year pick in the Observer, Guardian, Sunday Times and the Times Literary Supplement; the History Book of the Year for the Daily Telegraph; and a Non-Fiction Book of the Year for Daunt Books

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Peter Frankopan


'A big book like this would have taken the whole year to read if I had followed up every reference that piqued my interest'
Many books have been written which claim to be "A New History of the World". This one fully deserves the title . . . It is difficult, in a short review, to do justice to a book so ambitious, so detailed and so fascinating as this one
A book that roves as widely as the geography it describes, encompassing worlds as far removed as those of Herodotus and Saddam Hussein, Hammurabi and Hitler . . . It is a tribute to Frankopan's scholarship and mastery of sources in multiple languages that he is as sure-footed on the ancient world as he is on the medieval and modern
My book of the year: history on a grand scale, with a sweep of ambition that is rare . . . A remarkable book on many levels, and one that anyone would have been proud to write: a proper historical epic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement
The most illuminating book of the year . . . A healthy antidote to Eurocentric accounts of history
Splendid . . . tightly researched . . . invigorating and profound with enough storytelling to excite the reader and enough fresh scholarship to satisfy the intellect . . . charismatic and essential
A rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world
Dazzlingly good
Based on astonishingly wide and deep reading and in all areas draws on the latest research . . . It is full of vivid and recondite details
Full of intriguing insights and fascinating details
With extraordinary erudition and a vivid style, he takes us on a dazzling tour of these parts from the rise of the first empires right through to the present
Beautifully constructed, a terrific and exhilarating read and a new perspective on world history
As well-written, entertaining, disturbing and exciting as a detective story
A dazzling piece of historical writing
This book lives up to its claim to be a new history of the world because of its geopolitical paradigm shift . . . He is a Herodotus of the twenty first century
Monumental . . . prodigious . . . astonishing. Frankopan is an exhilarating companion for the journey along the routes which conveyed silk, slaves, ideas, religion, and disease, and around which today may hang the destiny of the world
An exceptional storyteller . . . Frankopan does a superb job of explaining the history that has led to this modern era of new Silk Roads running across "the spine of Asia." . . . Frankopan's book will be indispensable to anyone who wants to make sense of this union of past and present
Sumptuous, intriguing and surprising